ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John E. Oden is a principal and eighteen-year veteran of a global money management and research firm, as well as an author and avid boxing fan. His first book, White Collar Boxing, was published in 2005. As a white collar boxer himself, Oden competed in twenty fights over thirteen years from 1992-2004. As a strong supporter of the sport of boxing, he was instrumental in starting the first-ever boxing program in the public school system of New York City. Born in Pecos, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas and now lives in New York City.
"Oden captures the essence of the fight . . . in the ring and in
the real world. An excellent read."
--Donald J. Trump
"Oden has crafted a masterful collection of inspirational
stories that any reader, including a mediocre boxer at the U.S.
Naval Academy, can take to heart."
--John S. McCain, United States Senator "The best book I have ever read which connects boxing to life, and the parallels between them."
--Emanuel Steward, famed boxing commentator and world-class trainer to 39 world champions, including Wladimir Klitschko, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Thomas Hearns, Oscar De La Hoya, and Julio Caesar Chavez